MERGERMARET - Regional Brief 2018
In 2018, disruptive sectors such as Technology were in the spotlight in Canada, while activity in historically dominant as well as more traditional sectors, such as Energy, Mining & Utilities (EMU) and Industrials & Chemicals (I&C) declined. Canadian private equity deals picked up by deal count in 2018, despite a marked decline in deal values from 2017. With 2018 ending on a stagnant fourth quarter, dealmakers will look for further signs of subdued M&A market conditions on the horizon.
MERGERMARKET - Cannabis Infographic
In a rush to build scale in the growing cannabis sector, 2018 has seen some of the largest acquisitions
to date. With legalization official in Canada and prohibitions loosening elsewhere, M&A activity has
gained momentum, proving that cannabis entrepreneurs are open to partnering with investors in both
the US and Canada.
MERGERMARKET - H1 2018 Trend Report
For insightful analysis of M&A activity in the region since the beginning of the year, the Canadian H1 report provides a combination of the current market overview, historical data analytics, and offers a forward-looking M&A outlook. The report also highlights Canadian M&A trends within energy, mining, and utilities as well as in private equity, which have seen increased activity in the recent months.
BLAKES - "Canadian Private Equity Report"
"On May 31, 2018, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) will release an in-depth study analyzing over 100 recent Canadian private equity buyout and investment transactions on which Blakes acted as lead or Canadian counsel. Unlike other private M&A studies that source their data from publicly available sources and are therefore, based on private transactions involving public companies, the Blakes study uses only proprietary data and focuses exclusively on transactions involving private equity funds, sponsors or portfolio companies. The Association for Corporate Growth Toronto (ACG) is focused on providing members with knowledge to drive and sustain corporate growth and supports the launch of new industry information, such as this Canadian Private Equity Study developed by Blakes."
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ACG Toronto and ACG New York's breakfast seminar on March 23rd, featured the latest news and insights from the investment and political sectors on the future of NAFTA and other key trade agreements currently impacting the mid-market investment sectors in the U.S. and Canada.
In addition, ACG Toronto members attended one of the largest DealSource and Networking events hosted by ACG New York on the evening of March 22nd.
ACG Toronto and ACG New York co-sponsored the event "Cross Border Private Equity Investing between Canada and the US". Canada and the US have one of the largest trading relationships in the world. Private Equity (PE) investors on both sides of the border need to have cross border investments in the two countries in their value-added toolbox.